SWPPP

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

 

Overview

The US-EPA has created a program to respond to the deterioration of water quality, through the Phase II National Pollution and Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).

In 1972, the Clean Water Act was passed, allowing state governments to act as the administrative regulator for the NPDES permitting system. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency took over this role for communities in Minnesota, with the MS4 General Permit. MS4 stands for municipal separate storm sewer system, meaning storm water is discharged untreated, separate from the sanitary sewer system. The General Permit authorizes owners of MS4s to discharge stormwater under the NPDES program.

Part of the compliance aspect of the MS4 General Permit is preparing and implementing a stormwater management plan. The City of Cambridge uses it’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for this purpose.

 

 

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

The City of Cambridge is in the process of updating its SWPPP. The SWPPP is being reviewed by staff, and upon City Council Approval, will be posted. Check back for updates on public review dates.